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Mission, TX November 8, 2017) – Mission Regional Medical Center (MRMC), a member of Prime Healthcare, has been named among the top 10% in the nation for Overall Orthopedic Services two years in a row ( 2017-2018) and is the recipient of the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award two years in a row (2017-2018), according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

“We are very pleased with the recognition, particularly since it is based on patient outcomes. It’s a credit to everyone involved in caring for orthopedic patients at Mission Regional Medical Center,” said Kane Dawson, CEO. “Most importantly, these ratings demonstrate to the communities we serve that Mission Regional Medical Center is among the very best of hospitals across the country and that exceptional orthopedic care is truly close to their homes.”

These achievements are part of findings released last month by Healthgrades and are featured in their2018 Report to the NationThe new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes.

“These awards show the ongoing commitment of the employees, nurses and doctors of Mission Regional Medical Center to provide excellent orthopedic care to the South Texas community,” said Dr. Jose Marina, DO, Chief of Surgery and Director of the Joint Replacement Institute.

“Throughout the last several years MRMC has put protocols into place to take care of orthopedic conditions based on evidence based medicine. These protocols are reviewed annually and changes are made accordingly. Over the last year MRMC has been participating in a Knowledge Exchange Program with several orthopedic surgeons and hospitals in India to help them improve outcomes based on the Mission Regional model. We will continue to strive every day to provide the best and most up to date orthopedic care in South Texas,” added Dr. Marina.

The Joint Replacement Institute at Mission Regional Medical Center provides a unique service to patients who need orthopedic surgery. Patients are prepared weeks in advance before surgery and after surgery in order to ensure the best positive results. The Joint Replacement Institute has also been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission for Knee and Hip Replacement surgery.

“Consumers place high value on information about hospital quality and use it to evaluate their choices for care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have achieved recognition for their quality outcomes prove their commitment to their patients and their community at large.”

*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluate outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at

About Mission Regional Medical Center

Founded in 1954, Mission Regional Medical Center is a private non-profit 297-bed community hospital and a member of Prime Healthcare. Mission Regional provides inpatient and outpatient services to the people of the Rio Grande Valley, and ranked among the top hospitals in the country for clinical excellence in maternity and orthopedic care. Mission Regional Medical Center has also been named a high performing hospital by U.S. News & World Report 2017-2018. The annual High Performing Hospital award recognizes institutions that excel in treating patients with highly-complex medical needs. For more information, please visit